Tag Archives: Reading Readiness

Chatter Box

Constant chatter can be quite annoying especially if you are you are trying to accomplish something that requires concentration.  Then, chatter just gets on your nerves! But if you’re a young child, chatter is a good thing and its never … Continue reading

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Stop, Look and Learn

I heard an interesting comment on the John Tesh Show the other day……..a child’s vocabulary, when they enter kindergarten, is an indicator of how well they will succeed in school. Simply said, this means children need experiences to introduce them … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Fan, I Am

Confession time…..I am a teacher and I am not a fan of Dr. Seuss.  No one ever gave me a book!  I didn’t grow up with Dr. Seuss and I just never learned to love him.  But I do appreciate … Continue reading

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Start Talking

Babies and young children need a language rich environment.  They need you to talk to them.  They need you to also talk with them.  They start learning to read by sharing books. Book Smart,  Top to Bottom, Drama, Drama, Drama! and … Continue reading

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Listen to the Teacher

My son has almost the same birthdate as my daughter, minus 24 hours and 6 minutes.  Even though they are 4 years apart in age, they are 5 years apart in school.  She was the newly 5 year old when … Continue reading

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It’s Still Greek

I love baby babble.  It’s just so darn cute.  You can’t help but get caught up in it and babble back.  I think the cutest sight is to see a baby with a book, babbling away, patting the book and … Continue reading

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It’s Greek To Me!

Can you read this sentence for me, please? !  $)&^  (*   &%  !  #&^. Of course you can’t. This is what printed material looks like to someone who can’t read, whether they are 6 or 60.  Until they are … Continue reading

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Where’s The Duck?

I am a children’s bookaholic!  There, I said it…… think what you will of me but that’s just the way it is.  I have over 700 children’s books in my personal library.  Recently, I have felt so guilty about adding … Continue reading

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Drama, Drama, Drama!

The book has been picked out, your little one is sitting in your lap ready to hear a story, you’ve been singing “Top to bottom, left to right”, you’ve opened the book, and now, you need to channel your inner thespian.  … Continue reading

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Top to Bottom

You understand “book smart”.  Your child has learned how to hold a book just by watching you.  The tune “Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes” has been floating through your head for a few days.  Now, it’s time … Continue reading

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